Think Like a Goat

by Lisa Deresti Betik
Think Like a Goat
  • ISBN-13: 9781525304552
  • Author(s): Lisa Deresti Betik
  • Subject: Children's / Teenage: general non-fiction
  • Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
  • Imprint: Kids Can Press
  • Publication Date: 03-10-2023
  • Format: h/b

Availability: In stock

£20.99
Animal intelligence is on display in this intriguing exploration of the unique smarts of loads of creatures! Sure, humans are smart. But scientists are discovering that we're not the only smart creatures on the planet. In some cases, humans are not even the smartest. For example: Some birds can store seeds in thousands of different places and then remember where they are months later. Octopuses can camouflage themselves as rocks, plants or other animals to avoid predators. And ants can work well together by following instinctive algorithms when completing tasks. Covering four broad categories of intelligence - communication, social learning and cooperation, problem-solving and memory, and emotional intelligence - this fascinating book explains and celebrates animal intelligence in all its many varieties! Lisa Deresti Betik's innovative and highly readable resource about the intelligence of all kinds of critters is sure to delight animal lovers of every stripe. With lively, fun text presented in bite-size chunks, and playful illustrations by Alexander Mostov, including infographics and charts, the book is accessible and easy to read. Other topics covered include evolution and natural selection, ethology, and distinctions between instinct and learning. The message is one of respecting other animals and recognising we can learn a lot from how they solve problems. The high-interest topic has many life science curriculum links, including characteristics of living things, diversity of living things and growth and changes in animals. The content is supported by a glossary, an index and suggested sources for further reading.
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Animal intelligence is on display in this intriguing exploration of the unique smarts of loads of creatures! Sure, humans are smart. But scientists are discovering that we're not the only smart creatures on the planet. In some cases, humans are not even the smartest. For example: Some birds can store seeds in thousands of different places and then remember where they are months later. Octopuses can camouflage themselves as rocks, plants or other animals to avoid predators. And ants can work well together by following instinctive algorithms when completing tasks. Covering four broad categories of intelligence - communication, social learning and cooperation, problem-solving and memory, and emotional intelligence - this fascinating book explains and celebrates animal intelligence in all its many varieties! Lisa Deresti Betik's innovative and highly readable resource about the intelligence of all kinds of critters is sure to delight animal lovers of every stripe. With lively, fun text presented in bite-size chunks, and playful illustrations by Alexander Mostov, including infographics and charts, the book is accessible and easy to read. Other topics covered include evolution and natural selection, ethology, and distinctions between instinct and learning. The message is one of respecting other animals and recognising we can learn a lot from how they solve problems. The high-interest topic has many life science curriculum links, including characteristics of living things, diversity of living things and growth and changes in animals. The content is supported by a glossary, an index and suggested sources for further reading.

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